Tribology of Ceramics and Composites: Materials Science Perspective / Edition 1

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This book helps students and practicing scientists alike understand that a comprehensive knowledge about the friction and wear properties of advanced materials is essential to further design and development of new materials. With important introductory chapters on the fundamentals, processing, and applications of tribology, the book then examines in detail the nature and properties of materials, the friction and wear of structural ceramics, bioceramics, biocomposites, and nanoceramics, as well as lightweight composites and the friction and wear of ceramics in a cryogenic environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470522639
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

BIKRAMJIT Basu, PhD,??is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (on leave) and currently at the Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Mitjan Kalin, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Centre for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he is also Vice-Dean for Research and International Affairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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Table of Contents



About the authors.

Section I: Fundamentals.

Chapter 1. Interplay of tribology and material properties.

Chapter 2. Overview of various tribological materials.

Chapter 3. Mechanical properties of ceramics.

Chapter 4. Surfaces and contacts.

Chapter 5. Friction.

Chapter 6. Frictional heating and contact temperature.

Chapter 7. Wear mechanisms.

Chapter 8. Lubrication.

Section II. Friction and wear of structural ceramics.

Chapter 9. Overview: Structural Ceramics.

Chapter 10. Case study: transformation toughened zirconia.

Chapter 11. Case study: SiAION Ceramics.

Chapter 12. Case study: MAX phase – Ti3SiC2.

Chapter 13. Case Study: TiB2 Ceramics and Composites.

Section III. Friction and Wear of Bioceramics and biocomposites.

Chapter 14. Overview: Bioceramics and Biocomposites.

Chapter 15. Case study: Polymer-ceramic biocomposites.

Chapter 16. Case study: Natural tooth and dental restorative materials.

Chapter 17. Case study: Glass infiltrated alumina.

Chapter 18. Tribology of Ceramic Biocomposite.

Section IV: Friction and Wear of Nanoceramics.

Chapter 19. Overview: Nanoceramic composites.

Chapter 20. Case study: Nanocrystalline Y-TZP ceramics.

Chapter 21. Nanostructured WC-ZrO2 Nanocomposites.

Section V. Lightweight Composites and cermets.

Chapter 22. Overview.

Chapter 23. Case study: Mg-SiC particulate reinforced Composites.

Chapter 24. Case study: TiCN-Ni based cermets.

Chapter 25. Case study: (W,Ti)C-Co cermets.

Section VI: Friction and wear of ceramics in cryogenic environment.

Chapter 26. Overview: Cryogenic wear properties of materials.

Chapter 27. Case study: Sliding Wear of Alumina in cryogenic environment.

Chapter 28. Case study: Sliding Wear of self-mated tetragonal Zirconia ceramics in liquid nitrogen.

Chapter 29. Case study: Sliding wear of Carbide in Cryogenic Environment.

Section VII:

Chapter 30. Friction and wear of oxide ceramics in aqueous environment.

Section VIII:

Chapter 31. Perspective for designing of materials for tribological applications.

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